Man Of Steel 2: Justin Timberlake wants to play Riddler

Justin Timberlake turns down Robin, but wants to play the Riddler alongside Ben Affleck’s Batman

The Riddler on the cover of Green Arrow issue 35
The Riddler on the cover of Green Arrow issue 35

Asked by Fresh 102.7‘s Jim & Kim Show. if he’d reconsider teaming up with Ben Affleck, this time as Robin to his Batman in Man Of Steel 2, the sexy backed Justin Timberlake shot back, “Not a chance in hell. I ain’t playing Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie.

“Now, a villain! I’ll tell you the villain I want to play more than anything because I grew up loving Batman, funnily enough, is The Riddler. The Riddler is my favourite villain.

“The Riddler was like a sociopath. He was proper crazy. So if I’m gonna play crazy, I’m wanna play proper crazy.”

The actor also voiced his support for Ben Affleck, adding, “Ben Affleck as Batman, I like it.

“I worked with Ben last summer and I’ve seen his process. I think he’s a brilliant filmmaker. I think he’s an extreme talent so he could surprise a lot of people.”

The only possible explanation for this is that JT has been set up to take all the ire from Ben Affleck – sort of like those helicopters on aircraft carriers whose only purpose is to fly in front of missiles. If that’s true, you’re a good man JT…

Read our review of Man Of Steel here and our defence of Ben Affleck here. Man Of Steel is out to own 2 December 2013 – pre-order it on Blu-ray for £18.50DVD for £12.75 or 3D Blu-ray for £20.50 from